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October 10, 2006

Sensenbrenner Under Fire -- Does Congressman Profit From Undocumented Labor?

From New America Media, News Analysis, Roberto Lovato, Oct 06, 2006

Here is a great article showing how Congressman Sensebrenner is putting his interests above that of the United States;

"Editor's Note: A look at Congressman James Sensenbrenner's stock holdings show investments in companies alleged to benefit from the work of undocumented immigrants, as well as firms contracted to build new border security measures. Roberto Lovato is a New America Media writer based in New York.

MILWAUKEE, Wis.--When President Bush signs into law a bill authorizing the construction of a 700-mile wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, one man stands to reap more than just political profit. Republican Congressman James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, critics say, is also reaping financial profits from the very immigration policies he himself has championed.

Immigration rights advocates, the congressman's Democratic opponent and some constituents are pointing to Sensenbrenner's investments in companies they say are generating profits from the labor of undocumented immigrants. They also say that Sensenbrenner stands to benefit from investments in companies contracted by the federal government to provide services he has proposed as part of his immigration reform legislation -- such as building massive immigrant detention centers or providing surveillance systems to monitor immigrants near the border.

An analysis of companies identified in Sensenbrenner's 2005 financial disclosure forms reveals that the congressman has invested in companies that have reportedly hired or subcontracted with employers who hire undocumented workers...".

at; http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/

Posted by VisaLawyer at October 10, 2006 02:56 PM

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